You guys will be glad to see the last of my 80's Pulp contributions for this Challenge I am sure ;-) Well I still had some figures based and coated so I thought I'd include them and I was also inspired by Iannick in his entry for our side duel, where he painted his excellent blue H.I.S.S. tank. In my possession were still 4 of these unpainted so I gave them all a lick of paint.
Let's start with the figures, first up are some Joes. The figure below will be the figure I will sent Iannick if he manages to win the side duel. It's a personal favourite called Breaker, the first Joe Comms-expert. I think I realised early on when watching the cartoon series that I would never be the physically strong Joes like Duke, Gung Ho, Roadblock and the likes, so I more closely identified with the likes of Breaker, Mainframe and Dial Tone. These comms experts got their fare share of fighting but it was in gathering and analysing information that they excelled.
Next up is Lifeline the second medic of the Joe team. This same figure could also be used to create the first medic "Doc" but his uniform is less of a challenge to paint so I went with Lifeline and I am mighty pleased with the freehand lettering on his trousers.
This Hasslefree figure was a perfect match for Bazooka, the explosives and tankbusting expert. I liked him because he was wearing real life combat trousers and helmet but also an American sports shirt, so he was military but also personalised.
The two divers shown below are from the excellent Crooked Dice range and the black and grey one depicts the Joe diver Torpedo, the orange one I painted up to be a Joe character in scuba gear. The orange scheme I got from an episode of the Sunbow cartoon.
Last is one of the more Iconic badguys: Destro, master of M.A.R.S. industries and main arms-provider for Cobra.
He brings along a quartet of HISS tanks, the black and blue ones are regular line unit tanks, the red one belongs to the Crimson Guard.
This is a Cobra Moccasin a watercraft designed to patrol the swamps surrounding Cobra Island. It's a 3d printed vehicle and really cool.
Last are some Joe vehicles: the Wolverine a SPG which is a 3d print. Just like this gun called the Whirlwind which is mainly meant as an AA or FLAK platform, is a 3d print.
Pointswise I have 6 figures giving me 30 points 6 vehicles should amount to 90 points and 1 artillery piece is another 10 points so that makes for a total of 130 points.
That is the 80's pulp collection I wanted to paint for this Challenge finished. I have more but that will have to wait for next year.
Hah, I love how you see Iannick's HISS tank and raise him another three! And soem more vehicles! I hadn't realised G I Joe has such a rich collection of vehicles, but it has been a looong time since childhood when I last watched any. Your and Iannick's G.I. Joe projects have really brightened up my challenge. I really like your Joes in this entry, particularly Lifeline and Bazooka, great choices of sculpts and really finely painted.
Another 130 points for you Sander, which puts you over the 1000 mark, and within striking distance of your target.